Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Twisted Sticks

We have the beautiful new Twisted Stick pewter brooches from Perl Grey:

They come with one wooden stick - choose your favourite colour.

Hold a shawl together or embellish a sweater with a twist!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Weekly Special

Our special yarn this week is Sirdar Denim Sport Aran at 30% off. A sister of the Denim Tweed DK that was our special last week. These are big 100g balls with 237m of machine washable yarn that will knit to an 18st gauge on 5mm needles.

There are also a few skeins of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock yarn on sale at 25% off. We're making room for a big new batch of LLSS that will arrive very soon.

And we've culled our leaflets again. There are some great designs by Alchemy, Blue Sky, Fiber Trends, Fiddlesticks, Noni, Pick Up Sticks, Sirdar and more on sale at 50% off.

Have a look at all of our current specials right here. There are loads of fantastic yarns at incredible prices.

Monday, July 28, 2008


Check out the beautiful new colours of Rowan Cocoon:

Have you touched this yarn? It's one of the softest wools ever - 80% merino, 20% kid mohair. And the price has dropped this season to $16.95 for a 100g ball.

There are big boxes full of new stuff arriving every week, this is an exciting time of year! Stay tuned...

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Rowan Magazine 44

Look what arrived today...

It's a special issue to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Rowan yarns.

There are three stories, Nostalgia, Renaissance and Elegance. Each has beautiful designs shown in stunning photographs.

A great way to kick off your Fall knitting...

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Weekly Special

Our special this week is Sirdar Denim Tweed DK at 30% off the regular price. This is a nice light yarn for summer knitting, with 25% cotton in the mix. And it's machine washable. We have loads of DK weight patterns that will work well with this yarn.

And we've added a bunch of new books and magazines to our sale section. There are new titles from Colinette, Debbie Bliss, Rebecca, Rowan and RYC on the sale shelves at up to 50% off the regular price. These won't last long...

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

What's New

The boxes continue to arrive at our door so we have lots of new tidbits to share...

We unpacked some beautiful Fleece Artist Soft Wavy Wrap kits:

These are 250g Baby Alpaca and 250g Mo. The wrap is easy to knit with alternating rows of these yumilicious yarns on 7mm needles.

And we pulled out some Handmaiden Casbah sock yarn in stunning new colourways:

Casbah is 80% superwash merino, 10% nylon and 10% cashmere for the softest socks ever.

Here's a photo of the luscious Art Yarns Beaded Rhapsody that we mentioned last week:

Gotta love it.

We have a new Sirdar yarn, Eco Wool DK:

This is 100% non-dyed virgin wool with purely natural products used in the processing to keep the wool as natural as possible. There's a great accompanying pattern book:

With 22 great designs for women, men and young girls. Go green with this one...

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Love the Sun

And there's more on the way... There's been a severe shortage of sun this year in Vancouver so I can't seem to sit at the computer for long these days. While I tap away at the keyboard I see the empty deck chairs outside and they're simply irresistible. So I'll try to cram all our news into one quick post, then back to soak up some sun.

Our special this week is Laines du Nord Cashsilk at 30% off. This is a beautiful merino, silk and cashmere yarn. And that's not all folks. We've dropped the price of our clearance section in Point Grey to 70% off. There are many great yarns at only $2.99 each, including some Rowan, Jaeger, Gedifra, Sirdar, Schachenmayr and more. And we've put a few Debbie Bliss yarns on sale in Point Grey at 40% off, including Cathay, Pure Cashmere and a couple of colours of Baby Cashmerino. We're still trying to make room for all the new stuff that will arrive next month...

And we continue to make some permanent price reductions as we receive new yarns at lower prices. This week we dropped the price of Colinette Point Five to $22.95 and Giotto to $29.95. We've also dropped Elspeth Lavold Silky Wool to $7.95. We don't have time to change all the labels but the new prices are in the computer so you'll receive the lower price at checkout.

Becky's been hard at work unpacking boxes this week. We replenished our supply of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, Sirdar Baby Bamboo and Louet Euroflax and Gems. The most stunning arrival this week is the gorgeous Art Yarns Beaded Rhapsody. It's a beautifully soft yarn with tiny sparkly beads running through it. One luscious skein will make a lovely scarf. A perfect little project to knit in the sun. That's where I"m heading right now....

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Handmaiden Lace

Ooh la la. We have stunning new shades of Seasilk, 70% silk & 30% seacell:

And scrumptious Mini Maiden, 50% silk & 50% wool:

There's also new Swiss Mountain Cashmere & Silk, 4 ply Cashmere and several other luscious tidbits from the Maidens. Yum.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


You're going to love the new Namaste bags. The designs are better than ever.

And you couldn't find a nicer bunch of people than the gang at the helm of this business. They're friendly as can be with a laid back California vibe. The business started when Clint designed a set of glass needles as a Christmas present for his fiance, Kelly. Everyone who saw them wanted a set and the rest is history. They've kept it all in the family with Clint's sister, Dawn and mom, Toni now helping out. Even their dogs come to work with them...

All of the Namaste bags have a spacious interior and plenty of interior pockets for notions and whatever else you need to tuck inside. The Newport is the latest addition to the popular Cali Collection:

It's sleek design and solid structure make it an ideal multi-purpose handbag.

Love the hip simplicity of the Malibu:

A perfect beach bag.

The Laguna is another great looking bag. This one has exterior pockets and a detachable shoulder strap for extra storage and convenience:

The Cali Clutch is an elegant way to hold your needles, together with a few other essentials:

We also have the Messenger Bag, Needle Binder, Knit Tube and Vintage Bag.

And the best part? These bags are all great value, ranging in price from $59.95 to $69.95.

Last but not least is the Cali Cozy that will hold a set of needles:

It's a perfect gift for you or a friend at only $11.95. Or upgrade the gift with a beautiful set of Lantern Moon rosewood or ebony needles.

Sadly we didn't receive a full order so we have only a limited selection of the new bags. If this is your 'have to have' Summer item, don't delay. They won't last long. The good news is that we'll have more in the Fall...

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Weekly Special

Our special this week is Grignasco Infinity at 40% off the regular price. This one's 35% bamboo and 65% merino, with lots of great colour options. It's a great deal at only $4.77.

And we've reduced the price of a few of our specials including Rowan Chunky Cotton Chenille at 60% off, Chunky Print and Ribbon Twist at 50% off and selected colours of Big Wool at 40% off. Check out our entire specials list right here.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Diamond Luxury Collection

We're blown away by the quality and value of this collection. One of our favourites is Alpaca Melange, an uber-soft 100% alpaca in subtle heather shades:

It's a DK weight with 100 metres to a 50g ball for only $7.95.

We also have Alpaca Peru that's just as soft. Same specs as Alpaca Melange without the heather, for only $6.95.

There's also a gorgeous new DL sock yarn, Foot Loose. It's 90% merino, 10% nylon and machine washable:

Grab a couple of skeins and knit a pair of socks for only $15.90.

We've also added the DL Merino Superwash line to our collection in 3 weights: 4 ply, DK and Aran, all for only $5.95 per ball:

This one's a great staple yarn for almost any project.

We've had the DL Baby Alpaca Sport for awhile. It's a velvety soft chunky yarn with loads of colour options.

And don't forget the DL Alpaca Cashmere that's on our specials list for only $4.17 per ball.

We think you're going to love this collection, better check it out...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

New Books

We have some wonderful new books on our shelves.

'Inspired to Knit, Creating Exquisite Handknits', is getting rave reviews:

Love the author's book dedication to her family, "Thanks for eating at the kitchen counter for more than a year while the dining room table was covered with "knitting stuff" and for putting up with a wife and mother who is "always knitting". See kids, there are other crazy moms out there... The book has a wide range of beautiful projects arranged by season, as well as four great mini-workshops.

Another great new title is 'Shibori Knitted Felts', by Alison Crowther-Smith:

This one has loads of beautiful felted designs, many using Japanese-inspired techniques such as beading, pleating and embroidery to manipulate and decorate the fabric. Rowan Scottish Tweeds are used for many of the designs; we have lots in stock. The pillows on the cover are going on my list.

For some fantastic contemporary takes on classic styles, check out 'Knitting Classic Style' by Veronik Avery:

There are 35 fabulous designs in this book. Love the Top-Down sweater on the cover and the Layered Skater's Top knit with Kid Silk Haze.

Have a look at Robin Melanson's book, 'Knitting New Mittens & Gloves' for some quick new projects:

This inspiring book has 28 gorgeous designs for gloves, mittens and arm warmers.

Be sure to flip through the pages of the new Noro book, 'Joy' featuring 14 Spring/Summer designs by Jane Ellison:

There are designs for some of our favourite Noro yarns, as well as recent releases Taiyo and Matsuri. Noro books are always very popular and this one doesn't disappoint.

And for something completely different, there's 'Anticraft, Knitting Beading and Stitching for the Slightly Sinister', by Renee Rigdon and Zabet Stewart:

This one has a Goth flavour, heavy on the skulls, snakes and pirates. There are lots of edgy designs for both knitting and crochet. Check out the beautiful Belladonna Sleeves and the Andy Warhol influenced Pop Art Skulls pillow. There are also 26 pages of instructional text and photos.

We always have too many new books to mention, there are loads of new titles on our bookshelves. If you're a book lover, it's hard to resist the plethora of new titles. There's definitely something for everyone, drop by and have a look.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Canada Day Specials

Our special yarn this week is Rowan Kid Silk Night at 30% off. If you've always loved Kid Silk Haze and like a little glitter, you should check out KSN. It's a beautiful mohair/silk blend with a subtle sparkle, perfect for featherweight summer shawls. We have 10 beautiful colours, it will be hard to choose just one. With 208 metres per ball at only $11.17, you can't go wrong.

And to celebrate Canada Day, we've dug up a few more treasures to put in our 60% off clearout section. We've added some discontinued Rowan yarns to the mix, including Chunky Cotton Chenille, Lurex Shimmer and Plaid. We've also added one colour of Soft Baby, a perfect yarn for baby sweaters and blankets. And we're saying adieu to the lovely RYC Bamboo Soft yarn. These bargains won't last long, the new Fall yarns will arrive very soon and the clearout section will be gone...